St Mary's Ennerdale Bridge

St Mary's Church, Ennerdale Bridge The Parish of Ennerdale was originally served by the Benedictine Abbey of St Bees. In 1535 William, Abbot of St Mary's, York, granted the people of Ennerdale the right to burial in their own churchyard, provided they maintained a chapel and paid a curate. The early chapel remained in use until it was demolished in 1857, prior to the construction of the current church. This church was completed in 1858 to the design of Charles Eaglesfield of Maryport, in a Romanesque style, with a number of 'Norman' features, including the south doorway.


Behold the Virgin Come unto me Ennerdale window